Tuesday, February 3, 2009


It used to be that almost* nothing scared me. Ghosts? Naw. Freddie Kruger? Oh, please. Jumping from airplanes? No problem. That creepy little girl from The Ring? Bring it. Not even clowns scare me, and, as it says above: they friggin' scare everyone. 

After reading Coraline by Neil Gaiman, my kids are a little freaked out by buttons. But only if they are serving as eyes. Ew. That IS kinda creepy. Can't wait for the movie.

Now that I have kids, I feel like everything makes me nervous, when they are around. Cars. Bad guys. Water. Sharp things. Falling. Illnesses. Fish that bite. I've morphed into the the Be Careful Woman. 

It makes me crazy!

What scares you?

*Sharks. I've always been afraid of sharks. Not unreasonable, I think.


Anonymous said...

"That creepy little girl from The Ring? Bring it."

You are one brave mo'fo. That lil' girl freaked me the ef out, man.

I'm glad I'm no scared of clowns. My neighbors dress in clown gear to play dominos, and I think that's so freaking funny.

Suzette Saxton said...

I like your blog. And like you, I wasn't a fraidy-cat until I had kids. I used to think snakes were so cool... until one bit my son.

WendyCinNYC said...

Debbie--My mom hates spiders, too. She asks me squish them for her. If I can, I generally opt to take them outside and set them free.

Auria--Your neighbors sound interesting. Any particular reason they did this?

Suzette--Thank you! I hope the snake bite wasn't too bad.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why. There are many times that I want to ask, but don't because then that would be I'd have to be friendly.


Rafael said...

I am neutral about my ambivalence of/for clowns.


Melanie Hooyenga said...

I get nightmares from the Ring girl and that's just from the commercials. I'm a big wimp.

I'm better with spiders now, but I HATE cockroaches and snakes. *shudder* And sharks, jelly fish, sting rays, and crocodiles - all of which can be found here in our bay.

WendyCinNYC said...

Auria--I'm intrigued by your neighbors. Mine are so very not exciting. Can't imagine Mrs. Dorn in 7A in a clown suit, playing dominos.

Rafael--What about Pennywise from It? He was freaky.

Melanie--Yeah, those are NOT good fears for someone who lives in Mexico!

Angie Ledbetter said...

No love lost with snakes, heights and scary nightmarish movies. With kids, yeah, lots more worries ya. Wait till baybee(s) drive. *shudder*

colbymarshall said...

Spiders. Disgusting.